Last week it was difficult to choose a Play of the Game, due to… well… you know. But, this week there were almost too many exciting plays to choose from.
However, after giving it some thought, this week’s Play of the Game goes to Rennie Childs and his 67-yard TD run late in the second quarter.
The score put the Cowboys back on top by two touchdowns and was an impressive run all around. Childs takes the ball off the left side, makes one man miss and then bursts down the sideline to the end zone. Jhajuan Seales gives the Pitt defender one final bump to ensure that Childs would get in for six.
With all the talk about the recent struggles of the run game, or abandoning the run game in general like the Cowboys did against Central Michigan, it was great to see a huge play on the ground. This was also the Cowboys longest run since 2013.
Rennie Childs' TD run was the longest #okstate run since Clint Chelf's "Get away from the cops speed!" run against Tech in 2013.— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) September 17, 2016
Childs finished the game with ten carries for 101 yards and four touchdowns. I’d say that’s a pretty good day for the veteran running back. Head Coach Mike Gundy seemed to think so, per his quote to John Helsley of The Oklahoman:
“Rennie played the best game he's ever played.”. “Showed speed, some elusiveness.”. “We had to have him ready to go and he did it. He stepped up and ran hard. I'm excited about him. I'm excited about what he did today.”
Hopefully Childs can build off of this game heading into Big 12 play; especially with the recent injury news on Chris Carson.
The play earning honorable mention for this week is just going to be a highlight reel of Mason Rudolph to James Washington because I couldn’t pick just one.